Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend

by John McKinnell

Publisher: D.S.Brewer

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Folklore,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Norse religion,
  • Medieval,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Northern Europe, Scandinavia,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Medieval,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Mythology, Norse,
  • Other (Philosophy)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8950604M
ISBN 101843840421
ISBN 109781843840428

  In The Norse Myths we meet this passionate and squabbling pantheon, and learn of the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from the Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the myths of creation to ragnarök, the prophesied end of the world at the hands of Loki s army of monsters and giants, and everything that comes Reviews:   Norse cosmology divided the universe into nine realms. The center of the universe was the great world-tree Yggdrasil and the nine realms either spread out from the tree or existed in levels stretching from the roots down and, marginally, side-to-side. From the publisher: The Caldecott medal-winning D'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Children meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous. As soon as I saw Neil Gaiman’s announcement for Norse Mythology, I knew I had to read it because 1) I have always had a fascination for folklore, and 2) I live in an island with a strong Scandinavian history.. My parents hail from the midlands, but somehow our family ended up in the highlands, where I was raised. I often think my coming-of-age as a patchwork of stories from different parts.

Editorial Reviews " a mythological tour de force." — The New York Times "Out of print for many years, Norse Gods and Giants has been very handsomely reissued by the The New York Review Children’s Collection and retitled D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse ing a sturdy sewn binding, the book arguably represents the pinnacle of the d’Aulaires’ achievement as storytellers and.   The Gods' Death. The Norse gods are not immortal in the normal sense. In the end, they and the world will be destroyed because of the actions of the evil or mischievous god Loki who, for now, endures Promethean chains. Loki is the son or brother of Odin, but only through adoption. Forget for the moment that the myths of other cultures are considerably more bizarre and savage. It must seem incredible to us, conditioned as we are by materialism and scientific rationality, that the ancient Greeks for the most part could take seriously a philandering deity like Zeus, an incredible hero like Perseus, or a monster like the Medusa.   Many of the Norse-Gael leaders continued to use the image as did the Norse Jarls of Orkney. Even today the yearly Viking festival of Up-Helley-Aa in the Shetland Islands of Scotland uses the image of a raven. Protection and Conservation. These are just some of the legends in Celtic and Norse mythology that put the raven at centre stage.

"Out of print for many years, Norse Gods and Giants has been very handsomely reissued by the The New York Review Children’s Collection and retitled D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths. Featuring a sturdy sewn binding, the book arguably represents the pinnacle of the d’Aulaires’ achievement as storytellers and prose seems.   Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and . About this book. Story collections Illustrated Norse myths. A thrilling collection of Viking myths, brought to life with evocative illustrations. Meet dragon-slaying heroes and giant-smashing gods, as well as Thor, the thunder god, Loki the shape-shifting trickster and sea serpents, fire demons and frost giants in these awe-inspiring myths.   Scary urban legends are rarely factually verified but do reveal important truths about our deepest, darkest fears. Embracing these fears by sharing them with a group is a way of confronting and coping with those things that scare us most.

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A particular, recurring feature of Old Norse myths and legends is an encounter between creatures of This World (gods and human beings) and those of the Other (giants, giantesses, dwarves, prophetesses, monsters and the dead).

Concentrating on cross-gendered encounters, this book analyses these meetings, and the different motifs and situations they encompass, from the consultation of a 5/5(1). Get this from a library. Meeting the other in Norse myth and legend. [John McKinnell] -- "Close examination of the significant theme of other-worldly encounters in Norse myth and legend, including giantesses, monsters and the dead"--Provided by publisher.

Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend by John McKinnell,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic peoples, stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia, and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.

The northernmost extension of Germanic mythology, Norse mythology consists of tales of various deities, beings, and heroes derived from numerous sources from both before and after the. D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls The Terrible Troll-Bird About this book This beautiful volume introduces young children to the creatures of every continent.

Illustrations throughout this introduction to the legends of Norse folklore depict a wondrous other world and fantastical Northern landscape/5(). Buy Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend by John McKinnell from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ The Medieval System of Payments in the Hanseatic and Norse Sources of the 13thth Centuries.

Ernst-Dieter Hehl - - Philosophy and History 11 (1) Short Writings. My book The Viking Spirit retells no less than thirty-four of them – more than any other book in the field – while also providing an equally in-depth look at the wider religion of which Norse mythology was a part. I’ve also written a popular list of The 10 Best Norse Mythology Books, which you’ll probably find helpful in your pursuit.

The English ABCs of D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (with one addition and some subtractions) by Miloš & Brontë*: A -- Alfheim: It's the place where the elves 's lots of elves there with bows, and they have long blonde hair and pointy years.

The wear archer clothes and stuff/5(). I’ve also written a popular list of The 10 Best Norse Mythology Books, which you’ll probably find helpful in your pursuit.

References: [1] Turville-Petre, E.O.G. Myth and Religion of the North: The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia. [2] McKinnell, John. Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend. [3] Eyvindr. John McKinnell is the author of Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 1 review, published ), Runes, Magic and Relig /5(1).

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Anything not in English will be noted. Meet dragon-slaying heroes and giant-smashing gods, as well as Thor, the thunder god, Loki the shape-shifting trickster and sea serpents, fire demons and frost giants in these awe-inspiring myths.

Includes a guide to Norse names and characters, and internet links to websites to find out more about the Vikings. Forseti is the god of justice. Frigg (Old Norse: Frigga) is Odin’s wife, extremely beautiful, the foremost among the goddesses and the queen of is goddess of love and fate, described as having the power of prophecy yet she does not reveal what she knows.

Stories of the Norse gods and goddesses were passed down in the form of poetry from the 11 th century, shedding light on the. After years of invoking the Norse gods in books like The Sandman and American Gods, Gaiman finally gave his comprehensive take on them in his book Norsemuch like American Gods.

Aeneas, mythical hero of Troy and Rome, son of the goddess Aphrodite and was a member of the royal line at Troy and cousin of played a prominent part in defending his city against the Greeks during the Trojan War, being second only to Hector in ability. Homer implies that Aeneas did not like his subordinate position, and from that suggestion arose a later tradition.

An Amazon Best Book of February Neil Gaiman putting his own fingerprints on the Norse myths. Cue the hyperventilation of delighted readers. That reaction is genuinely earned in this tight retelling, as Gaiman darts between a Tolkienesque tone in the epic origin stories and his own bright wit in the tales centering on the adventures of Thor, Loki, and s: K.

Africa. The continent of Africa, even though very large and with many nations and people groups, has relatively few flood legends.

African cultures preserving an oral tradition of a flood include the Kwaya, Mbuti, Maasai, Mandin, and Yoruba peoples. Americas North America. Choctaw: A Choctaw Flood Story; Ojibwe: Great Serpent and the Great Flood Ojibwe: Manabozho and the Muskrat.

Ian Cumpstey is raising funds for Stories from Saxo, the Other Norse Myths on Kickstarter. A book and art project showcasing some of the Norse myths and legends as recorded by Saxo in his great work, Gesta Danorum.

The Ash Tree in Indo-European Culture The ash tree recurs in Norse mythology. Out of an ash springs the first human and from the protection of an ash emerge the survivors after Ragnarok. This paper examines the significance of ash trees and their life-giving sap in Indo-European literature.

Bullfinch's Mythology The story of Ygdrasil. - Buy Norse Mythology book online at best prices in India on Read Norse Mythology book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: K.

"…a mythological tour de force." — The New York Times "Out of print for many years, Norse Gods and Giants has been very handsomely reissued by the The New York Review Children’s Collection and retitled D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse ing a sturdy sewn binding, the book arguably represents the pinnacle of the d’Aulaires’ achievement as storytellers and artists&hellip.

Although Viking mythology came long after Roman and Greek mythology, the Norse gods are far less familiar to us than the likes of Zeus, Aphrodite and Juno.

But their legacy on the modern-day world can be found in all kinds of places — from the days of the week in the English language to superhero films. Classical Myth: A Treasury of Greek and Roman Legends, Art, and History (Sharpe, ). Bryant, Megan E. Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology (Grolier, ).

Ganeri, Anita. Mesoamerican Myths: A Treasury of Central American Legends, Art, and History (Chartwell Books, ). Keenan, Sheila.

Greek mythology has been used in nearly every form of popular culture. Many Greek myths have been adapted into modern novels, movies, TV shows and video games. The word “theatre” is derived from the Greek word “theatron”, meaning the seating section of. Get this from a library.

D'Aulaires' book of Norse myths. [Ingri D'Aulaire; Edgar Parin D'Aulaire] -- A collection of Norse myths describing the exploits of the Aesir gods and goddesses, beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the day of reckoning. The D'Aulaires provide an.

The Tale. Ragnarök begins with roosters crowing a warning to the nine worlds of the Norse. The cock with the golden comb in Aesir wakens Odin's heroes; the dun cock wakens Helheim, the Norse underworld; and the red cock Fjalar crows in Jotunheim, the world of the giants.

The great hellhound Garm bays outside of the cavern at the mouth of Helheim called Gripa. This course provides an introduction to the myths and sagas of medieval Scandinavia. It examines the roots of this literature in the meeting of indigenous mythological and legendary traditions with the textual culture of medieval Christian Europe and the development the prose sagas of Norse.

New Song 'DANCING IN THE ELVEATOR' here We The #Legends SONG NOW AVAILABLE download here iTUNES   1. Kraken. Maritime lore is filled with tales of vicious sea serpents and scaly-skinned fish men, but few creatures of the deep have struck fear into sailors’ hearts like the mighty kraken.

Jason started the Myths and Legends Podcast out of his love for reading/writing and training in English literature. In addition to history and world folklore, he's a fan of his wife and child, dachshunds, hiking, Batman, and cake (the dessert, but the band's ok, too).

Other tales say the ghost is Mary Worth, a woman said to be a witch who was burned at the stake. One legend about Bloody Mary says that if a person says "Bloody Mary" three times in front of the mirror after midnight, Mary's ghost will appear and kill them.

Some legends also portray her as a good ghost, but she is most often seen as an evil spirit. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman Gaiman’s no stranger to Norse gods (see: American Gods, highlighted below), but in his new book, he’s not simply picking apart old myths and using the parts to build new stories—he’s actually recasting them and retelling them with a modern somehow manages to faithfully recreate these ancient tales while weaving the .